PwC Completes its Acquisition of People Force

Big Four firm PwC announced that it has completed its acquisition of HR technology consultancy People Force, making it one of the largest Ceridian implementation partners in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The firm plans to further increase its team of HR technology experts in the region. The details of the transaction were not disclosed.

People Force, which was founded in 2013 by Pritul Khagram in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, serves as an independent human resources technology consultancy that specializes in HRIS/People Technology (selection and implementation), HR, payroll, and immigration services. The firm also offers expert planning and implementation services for Dayforce, Ceridian’s cloud human capital management (HCM) platform. People Force’s 50 employees will transfer over to PwC’s people and organization business locations in Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Reading, and Cardiff.

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“We are thrilled to complete this acquisition and welcome People Force to PwC,” Sarah Moore, PwC UK’s people and organization leader, said in a statement. “Businesses, in the UK and globally, are investing and moving to the cloud at pace. Accordingly, People Force’s market-leading technology expertise enables us to provide our clients with even greater human-led, tech-powered innovation solutions to help them drive efficiencies and cost savings, both in their HR processes and across the workforce as a whole. We are rapidly growing our P&O business in the workforce and HR technology space and, by strengthening our existing capability with People Force, this investment forms a key part of delivering on our strategy.”

The move comes at a time when more than 5,000 businesses across the world are utilizing Ceridian Dayforce, including Blackfriars Group, SMC Corporation of America, and Allen Edmonds. The cloud-based, comprehensive platform combines HR, payroll, benefits, workforce management, and talent management into a single application. As companies continue to modernize the tools used by their HR teams, access to the kind of implementation expertise People Force provides will prove valuable to PwC’s efforts to help clients transform their businesses.